Youth and Families

LEARN AND EXPLORE

Stories, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlight the fun and exciting learning opportunities available at the Colorado Railroad Museum!

DIRECTOR'S STORY AND CRAFT TIME

10:00AM-11:00AM 3rd Tuesday Each Month

Join Executive Director, Paul Hammond as he shares some of his favorite children’s stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make and take.

  • January 21 – Curious George Takes a Train
  • February 18 – Freight Train
  • March 17 – William and the Night Train
  • April 21 – The Banshee Train, Illustrated by Ted Rose
  • May 19 – How To Train A Train
  • June 16 – From A Railway Carriage
  • July 21 – The Little Red Caboose
  • August 18 – Thomas the Tank Engine
  • September 15 – Iron Horses by Verla Kay
  • October 20 – The Spooky Express
  • November 17 – The Turkey Train
  • December 15 – The Polar Express

Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with general admission.

SPRING BREAK

10:00AM-1:30PM
Monday March 23-Friday March 27, 2020
Included with Museum admission, Upper Gallery!

Your family is invited to join the Museum for a week of special hands-on activities focusing on the railroad’s role in settling Colorado.

• Monday: Going West
• Tuesday: Photographing the West
• Wednesday: Laying Track and Creating Towns
• Thursday: Seeing the Sights
• Friday: Who Came?

Catch an optional ride behind one of the Museum’s historic “Galloping Goose” Motorcars.

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-17), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members, children under 2 and active military personnel are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (18+), $2 Children (2-17). Museum members and children under 2 are free.

ACTIVITY BACKPACKS

This diorama shows a typical telegraph office that could be found at a train depot in the early 20th century. It comes with a working “sounder” encouraging visitors to decode and send messages coming over the wire.

THRILLING THURSDAYS

10:00AM-2:00PM
2020 Dates TBA

Spend Thursdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum this summer as we celebrate all things railroad! Each week, participants explore railroad related crafts and demonstrations. Topics explored include the nuts and bolts of how trains work to more imaginative themes like steampunk. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to learn about all things railroads!

  • 2020 Dates TBA

Recommended ages 6-10 years old (with an adult). Included with general admission.

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (16+), $2 Children (2-15). Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. Children under 2 are free on a ticketed parent’s lap.

CUB SCOUT DAY

2019 Schedule
10:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, October 19 (reservation required by Monday October 14, 2019)

Cub Scouts will enjoy a variety of activities that complement their Arrows of Light Adventures including: participating in the flag ceremony, trying their hand at geocaching, exploring tools used on the railroad, identifying the rocks and minerals used by trains, meeting an engineer, working with a telegraph, learning a traditional RR song and more.

Registration Fee: $15 per participant, adult leaders free. Register online here.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RAILROADING BADGE ACTIVITY WORKBOOK

Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.

Badge Counselors: Please contact the Museum by email to request a copy of the Counselor’s Key.

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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 

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